They say the end of pregnancy is playing the waiting game... and boy did we play.it. (even on the day he was born) I feel so grateful for my amazing husband&boys who were so good to me & for me while we waited.
My 'big boys' played for over an hour that morning at their train table after Daddy found 4 new trains at a garage sale - and mommy sat. and watched. and enjoyed.
We are so lucky to have humming birds nesting in the trees behind out house & the visit us. Their tiny bodies & wings so fast & thin little tongues. very peaceful to watch. Our favorites we have named 'Tigey' and 'Lightening McQueen'.
My husband just loved me in so many tangible ways. He cleaned the dishes & ran the dishwasher.
He took the boys on 'big adventures' down to the lake & around the neighborhood.
He found a great little flower stand to bring me home a little bit of beauty. He was amazing - in the midst of not really always knowing how to help me physically feel better, he found so many ways to lift my spirit & show me love. I am truly blessed.
Did I mention that he even made me waffles one morning?? how did I get so lucky.
My sweet James - I asked him to help Hayden put on his shoes for me. I was really curious to see if he could & I am now realizing how much he can do when I give him the chance. What a fun way to see your oldest growing right before your eyes - rising to the challenge of new tasks with excitement & joy. He was saying... "alright Hayden, you just sit right there, and you just put your toes in first..."
These two would come in and snuggle mommy in bed & have cartoons. What a tough life. ;-) but, so very sweet & easy on momma.
We had our share of times to laugh at how crazy & messy & silly our days were.
and the sink didn't always stay clean & the toys didn't always get picked up & the projects were in progress in the yard. We stayed busy.
and Daddy was covered in dirt for this sprinkler system repair. which is always a good time for the boys to watch from the windows... "why is daddy in the ground?"
I also have to just to say sitting & soaking in some of Beth Moore's study on Esther - Anne Voskamp's new devotional - www.shereadstruth.com & their daily devotional on YouVersion - my pandora station of All Sons and Daughters - these kept my mind centered & heart thankful. So many things in life are painful & hard & burdensome & mentally heavy - I just hope my boys can read this one day and know where their mommy went for courage & strength & patience. I would be a terrible mom without Jesus.